Chief Peter Akpofure officially declares his interest to run for the office of President General of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU)
Chief Peter Tobore Akpofure is born to the family of Chief Johnson Akpofure and Mrs Agofure Akpofure both of Oteri Ughelli in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State on 3rd March 1952.
He attended the Ughelli Primary School from whence he proceeded to Hussey College Warri in 1965. In 1967,he left Hussey College and continued his secondary Educational Career in Government College Ughelli. He got his West African School Certificate 1969, and Higher School Certificate in 1971. He was a School prefect and Led the Catholic and Scripture Union groups during the last two years of his stay at Government College Ughelli.
Chief Peter Akpofure was admitted into the University of Nigeria in 1972 to read surveying and Geodesy. He graduated with a first class degree in 1976( first 1st class graduate from the department) with ten academic prizes.
He obtained Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the university of Port Harcout in 1986.
He became a registered surveyor in Nigeria in 1982 and became a chartered surveyor of the common wealth countries in 1993.
Chief Peter Akpofure started his working career in 1976 with BOCO GROUO SURVEYORS in 1976.
He later joined Edok Eter Mandilas to supervise design construction of the Chad Basin Irrigation Scheme in Maiduguri. The project was completed in 1980 and he successfully handed over the project to the Chad Basin Development Authority.
In 1980,he was employed by Shell Petroleum Development Company. He worked in Shell in Nigeria and in the UK and Rose to the position of Topographical Adviser for Shell Nigeria. He implemented the use of DGPS in Rig Positioning for Shell World wide while working for Shell Expro in London.
In 1996 ,he left Shell and formed the Company Epanoe Nigeria Limited.Epanoe Nigeria limited, under the leadership of Chief Akpofure is the first indigenous Survey company to venture into Geotechnical and soil boring activities.
He is currently the chief executive officer of Epanoe Nigeria Limuter and the Managing Director of akpoGlobal Investment Company.
Chief Akpofure was a Baptist Missionary to the USA Baptist Mission In Nigeria from 1974 to 1981.He later joined the RCCG and was appointed an Elder in the ministry,a position he holds till date.
Chief Akpofure is a Golfer and Captained the Air Assault Gold Club ( now python Golf club) from 2014 to 2016. He is the administrator of the BEYOND GOLF GROUP based in Port Harcout.
Chief Akpofure was appointed a chief in the ughelli kingdom in 2003. He was later installed as the OTOTA of the Great Ughelli Kingdom in 2019,aposition he currently holds.
Dhief Akpofure is a philanthropist and has sponsored many programmes including scholarships to deserving students in his community
Chief Akpofure is married and God has blessed him with seven(7) children amongst whom are Medical Doctors,Administrators and Lawyers. He is married to Mrs Amaka Akpofure